Palm trees are one of the world's most recognizable and cherished plants and belong to angiosperms, which means flowering plants. They are monocots, which means that when their seeds sprout, they generate a single, leaf-like cotyledon. This makes palms closely related to grasses and bamboos. They appeared around 80 million years ago and spread right across the world. For Los Angeles-based artist Will Nichols, palm trees' magnetic pull led him to discover newfound meaning when he first picked up a camera eight years ago. While initially documenting his surroundings as a form of therapy, Nichols gravitated toward the escapist quality that palm trees undeniably possess. Grewing deeper into the artistic process, the palm trees he captured began to take shape in hyper-realistic habitats, becoming main characters and transporting onlookers into alternative new worlds.
Why we believe in: 'Somewhere Else: A Collection of 100 Palms' is one of the top 10 most successful Photography NFT Projects ever minted on the blockchain. With this series, Nichols is presenting 100 photographs that represent his journey and explore the singular source of transportive—and transformational—hope that palm trees hypnotically provide.
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